• Will Smith slapped Chris Rock on stage at the 2022 Oscars
  • The attack became an international news story
  • The Academy seeks to prevent such incidents in the future

It was the news story of the year! Will Smith's attack on live television became the source of a million memes and thousands of hours of media coverage. This year, the Academy wants to make things right and prevent something like that from ever happening again. And how are they going to do it?

The Oscars will be extra safe this year!

A "crisis team" will be introduced at this year's Oscars, to handle any real-time incidents. This is a move that is hardly surprising, given how embarrassing the infamous slap was for the organization from a global perspective after heaps of criticism.

Also interesting:

Chief executive Bill Kramer told Time magazine they had "run many scenarios" in the hope they will be "prepared for anything". "Because of last year, we've opened our minds to the many things that can happen [...]," said Kramer.

Watch the video above to learn more!